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The American Immigrant Series

The American Immigrant:
Philippines

Memoir / Graphic Narrative

176 pages B/W

6.625 x 10.25 in

Drifting with no home and $25,000 in student debt, comics journalist Erik Thurman has only one thing on his mind after graduation — to be with his fiancée in a flooded valley of the Philippines. But to acquire a visa, he must re-enter a public school system like the one he desperately escaped from — this time as a volunteer teacher. He finds himself caught between the challenges of educating impoverished students in a developing country and pressure from his fiancée’s conservative family and neighbors, who urge the young couple to marry quickly so they can work in the U.S. together.

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The American Immigrant:
South Korea

Memoir / Graphic Narrative

184 pages B/W

6.625 x 10.25 in

Comics journalist Erik Thurman returns in the follow-up to his journey in the Philippines, this time as a high school English teacher within Seoul’s labyrinth-esque suburbia. As the classrooms fill with the rings of a new semester, Erik struggles to teach a generation of young students brought to the brink with an overbearing testing culture — one that contributes to the highest suicide rate among children in the OECD countries. But straddled with $25,000 in student loan debt of his own, the young teacher hopes to find peace and belonging in this Asian metropolis while enduring homelessness and heartbreak.

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Collections

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Nowhere to Run:

The Neoliberal War in Asia

Journalism / Current Events / Graphic Narrative

156 pages Color

6.625 x 10.25 in

Over the past few years, award-nominated comics journalist Erik Thurman has traveled and lived throughout Asia, revealing how these crises are but just a few of the many symptoms of when unregulated markets and crony capitalism are allowed to systematically disenfranchise people across the continent.

 

With lines being drawn in the sand by multinationals and the governments they influence, we are shown that, more often than not, borders only really apply to the poor.

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Standalone Titles

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Anthologies

The Intellectual Ramblings

of Samuel Flower

Slice of Life / Fiction

28 pages B/W 

6.625 x 10.25 in

"Some people have something eating at them inside. Mine just has a name."

 

Samuel Flower is an ordinary man, save for his successful job as an arts and entertainment editor for a Silicon Valley paper. That is..until he finds out that he has a short four months to live due to a malignant tumor that's spreading throughout his brain. As he begins to lose his senses and his career goes spiraling, Samuel starts to discover what truly is important to life is more than what you put down in ink.

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There is no "F" in Korean

Journalism / Current Events / Graphic Narrative

28 pages Color

6.625 x 10.25 in

A country with the lowest rate of gender plurality among the OECD for decades, South Korea clearly has a problem with women. And nothing embodies this misogynist contempt than on a Tuesday night in May 2016, when a deranged man armed with a sushi knife murdered a 23-year-old woman in a bathroom in posh Gangnam district.

 

There is no "F" in Korean is part of a 24-hour comic project that spotlights institutionalized sexism, the ilbe men's rights movement, and a growing feminism resurgence voicing needed change. 

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